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- Agronomic options for improving rainfall-use efficiency of crops in dryland farming systems


 

Table 1. Simulated yield, evapotranspiration, soil evaporation, crop transpiration, and transpiration efficiency for a wheat crop in Western Australia

 


Soil type


Nitrogen treatment (kg N ha–1)


Grain yield (kg ha–1)


Evapotranspiration (mm)


Soil evaporation (mm)


Crop transpiration (mm)


Transpiration efficiency (kg ha–1 mm–1)

Sand 0 1170 214 168 46 25
  150 2090 229 138 90 23
Clay 0 1630 269 188 81 20


150

1820

286

138

148

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The crop was growing on two soil types and given two levels of nitrogen fertilizer at a medium-rainfall (390 mm annual rainfall, 322 mm growing-season rainfall) site (adapted from Asseng et al., 2001b, with kind permission of Springer Science and Business Media).

 


 


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